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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koning Willem III (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1849 till 1890 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)
  • From February 23, 1860 till March 14, 1861 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Hall - Van Heemstra with the prime ministers Mr. F.A. baron Van Hall (conservatief-liberaal) and Mr. S. baron Van Heemstra (liberaal).
  • From March 14, 1861 till January 31, 1862 the Netherlands had a cabinet Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt - Loudon with the prime ministers Mr. J.P.P. baron Van Zuijlen van Nijevelt (conservatief-liberaal) and Mr. J. Loudon (liberaal).
  • The Netherlands had about 3.6 million citizens.
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Weather

The temperature on January 15, 1861 was about -10.7 °C. The air pressure was 11 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the east-northeast. The airpressure was 77 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 93%.

Source: KNMI

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from January 15, 1861 at Delpher


Born on January 15

Died on January 15

Names that were popular for boys in 1861
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Pieter
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Adrianus
  • Dirk
  • Arie
  • Klaas
  • Hendrikus
Names that were popular for girls in 1861
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Elisabeth
  • Catharina
  • Adriana
  • Hendrika
  • Wilhelmina
  • Aaltje
  • Grietje
  • Neeltje
  • Trijntje
  • Antje
  • Jacoba